concluding from dd raw dump size to disk mfgr

John Levine johnl at
Wed Sep 30 20:49:39 UTC 2020

In article <4B77A4C4-5CBE-4414-B54B-05B3A2990E79 at> you write:
>Thanks. Using a larger disk would be an option too.
>Interesting that the WD drive you found has exactly the same size. 

Disk sizes are pretty well standardized.  I think you will find that any 500GB disk is
the right size for your dump.

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